CD1 race remains wide open – Cicilline leads by 1 point in new Channel 12 poll

Oct 30, 2012

The sharply fought First Congressional District race will likely be won through the ground game on Election Day since a new Channel 12 poll shows the contest remains very much up for grabs.

The poll by veteran pollster Joseph Fleming shows Democrat David Cicilline with a one-point lead over Republican challenger Brendan Doherty. The margin of error, meanwhile, is just under six percentage points.

Just under 43 percent of respondents say they plan to vote for Cicilline, compared with just under 42 percent for Doherty.

Independent candidate David Vogel gets a little more than 6 percent of the support, and more than eight percent of respondents remain unsure of their choice.

The poll is based on interviews with 300 registered voters in the First Congressional District.

The findings have tightened since Channel 12′s last poll earlier this month, when Cicilline had a six percentage point lead.